Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7 – Is Samsung’s Tablet Really that Good?

The tech industry seems to be ruled by Samsung and Apple. The two companies clash against each other on a daily basis and this has been going on for a couple of years now. When it comes to sales, Samsung has the upper hand but that’s mostly because Samsung has launched a wider range of devices along the years. There’s another reason though, Samsung’s devices seem to have a longer expiration date in comparison with what Apple’s products. A great example of that would be none other than 2014’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 inch.

The aforementioned tablet is still being used to this day despite its age. Thanks to the fact that Samsung has equipped it with impressive specs, Galaxy Tab S 10.5 inch is than capable of providing owners with stable performances but how well does it fare against one of Apple’s latest iPad Pro? Let’s find out.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 inch vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7 inch: Display

As its name implies, Samsung’s tablet ships with a 10.5 inch panel. The display uses Super AMOLED technology and it presents a large pixel resolution of 2560 x 1600. Even better, the display ships with an impressive pixel density of 288 ppi.

On the other hand, we have the 2016 iPad Pro 9.7 inch model. Apple has fitted the 9.7 inch panel with IPS LCD technology that’s able of putting up a pixel resolution of 1536 x 2048 and pixel density of 264 ppi. Surprisingly, even though Galaxy Tab S 10.5 inch was launched in 2014 it still presents a higher pixel resolution than iPad Pro 9.7 inch.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 inch vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7 inch: Hardware Power

The South Korean tech giant has equipped the tablet with its own made Exynos 5-core 5420 chipset. The processor has been clocked at 1.9GHz and it is coupled with an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 graphics processing unit alongside 3GB of RAM.

Apple has also equipped iPad Pro 9.7 inch with its own A9X chipset. This processor is significantly faster clocking in at 2.2GHz. In addition, Apple has also paired the chipset with a PowerVR Series 7XT graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.

Although Galaxy Tab S 10.5 inch is impressive when it comes to hardware power, we have to give it to Apple in this category. The Cupertino based tech giant has managed to create one of its fastest processors yet and this is why iPad Pro 9.7 inch wins this brief comparison.

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